The local authority’s 2022/23 spending plan outlines its capital programme which represents an investment of more than £500m over the five years to 2026/27.

The council emphasises that as part of its spending plans there is a ‘strong focus’ on reducing carbon emissions. This includes developing a hydrogen hub with partner bp, introducing a low emission zone in the city centre, and further greening the council fleet.

Commenting on the budget, Cllr Ryan Houghton, convener of the City Growth and Resources Committee, also said that the council was in discussion with the Government around Hydrogen City Twinning with Kobe in Japan.